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Thanks for the advice ladies! J Crew had the aqua colour I was looking for but unfortunately it has been discontinued for now (grrrrr) I was hoping to order the one you are wearing in your pic Nadine. Super cute!

 

The pajminas are are great idea. What kind of favors is everyone giving?

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We didn't use agent or do OOT bags - we were very lazy!!! We didn't have an AHR per se, but did have a little party at our house about 2 months after we got back.

 

We found the BM dresses at Femme de Carriere (definitely not traditional BM dresses). I got my dress and veil at Evalina Couture and I cannot say enough good things about Evalina. I absolutely love that woman! She just "got" me. I had been to the Bridal Centre and Ethos first, saving Evalina's for last, and at both Ethos and the Bridal Centre, they could not seem to accept that I wanted my dress to have really clean lines and I didn't want strapless (it just does not look good on me). Then I went to Evalina's, and it was like she could read my mind. I ended up getting a Romona Keveza dress there and my veil was by Evalina. I know people who've had great luck at the Bridal Centre and Ethos though, so I think maybe they just weren't a fit for me, but could totally be for someone else. That said, I very highly recommend Evalina's!!!

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Wow I am glad you had a great experience at Evalina Sherry.. I had such a dif experience. I just happened to get my dress there because it was $100 on the day of her big moving sale. The first time I went there it was on a tuesday (where you dont have to put down $150 JUST to try on dresses- most ridiculas thing ever) and liked some of the dresses but found Evalina quite abrasive.. when a vera wang dress I liked was a tad too tight, but was a sample so i had to buy it as is, she actually had the nerve to say to me 'but you will lose weight before the wedding right?' and I just looked at her and said 'um no, if anything i will be gAINING weight'. Totally turned me off.

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Eeek. Who says that really? It is so crazy how people have such different esperiences at the same places. Good thing there are a lot of choices.

I wish I could have found the color I wanted at J Crew (they look so comfy and put together), but I just couldn't. I just picked up my fabric from Olga's yesterday, and I loooove it! Can't wait to see the finished products on my ladies!

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Her name is Ling, and she lives in Hawkwood (NW). I don't have her number anymore, but I have used her for my sisters wedding and she used them for BM dresses for another wedding she was in. Her name is Lin Chow 239-5485

The lady at Olga's also gave me two other referals

Nina (in Crowfoot area) 241-9404 and Juan (Kensington area) 282 6110

 

I think I will re-check out the firtst lady, but also "interview" the others for pricing and work. Lin was great to design and make without a pattern and reasonably priced.

Tell your gf if those areas don't work for her to phone Olga's and ask- the owner there has people she will refer to all over the city.

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Thanks for the great thread ladies and all the links for different things! I love the look of the JCrew dresses - is there a JCrew store in Calgary somewhere? I live in Red Deer but expect that I will be doing my dress shopping in Calgary or Edmonton mostly. Great advice about bridal stores - I am taking notes for when the time comes!

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Thanks for the great thread ladies and all the links for different things! I love the look of the JCrew dresses - is there a JCrew store in Calgary somewhere? I live in Red Deer but expect that I will be doing my dress shopping in Calgary or Edmonton mostly. Great advice about bridal stores - I am taking notes for when the time comes!
Hi Sheri,

J Crew can be ordered online as it is an American store.
Kind of nice (even though it is a drive either way) that you can justify dress shopping in both Cgy and Edm. They do have some designers only carried in one city or the other. Good luck!

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hi ladies,

 

glad to see there is a calgary thread. i can finally get on here my comp had been broken for awhile now.

christinap- i went to a few of the shops you told me to go to and i found two dresses that i can't choose between at the parisian. i really liked that place they even allowed my bm that was in town visiting to try on dresses too. oh and my cousin mike says hi!!!

look forward to being on this thread!!!

 

jen

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